Which Vitamin Can Affect Our Unborn Children During Pregnancy? Vitamin D is very important to our health, and now is becoming important to our unborn child’s health as well. A recent study has shown that women who lacked vitamin D during their pregnancy affected the children as a result. There were over 7,000 women and… Read More Which Vitamin Can Affect Our Unborn Children During Pregnancy?
Cooking Perfected – Two Must Have Home Chef Tools For those of you who are kitchen tool lovers and inspiring home chefs, I have a couple of my favorite products that I would like to discuss. They aren’t fancy, ultra-high-tech gadgets, but they are absolutely beautiful and well-used in my home, to say the least.… Read More Cooking Perfected – Two Must Have Home Chef Tools
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease & The Mediterranean Diet Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is a disease that many people don’t even know that have, but over 3 million cases are diagnosed in the U.S. alone every year. The actual/specific cause of NAFLD is unknown, but considering the name, there are some clear-cut ideas on how… Read More What in the world is NAFLD?!
Ronco 5250 Series Rotisserie Are you one of those people who love to grab the pre-cooked rotisserie chicken from the grocery store? I don’t blame you, they are always perfectly cooked and delicious. Not to mention, sometimes you just want an easy dinner and to relax. The only downfall to buying them is that they… Read More Rotisserie Chicken at Home!
I’m On a Diet, Why Aren’t I Seeing Results Yet?! One of the most frustrating things when going on a diet is not seeing results right away. This is a double whammy because when you see results, you are much more driven to keep going and even push yourself harder. Some people don’t see results… Read More Diet not showing you the results you want? Read This!
Vitamins & Meds Together This may not seem like a big topic, but in actuality, some vitamins can counteract or create an imbalance with certain medications. Having knowledge of these may help those of you that take vitamins or medication on a regular basis. Vitamin K vs. Blood Thinners The primary purpose for blood thinning… Read More How are your vitamins affecting your medication
Magnesium… are you lacking it? Although magnesium isn’t always looked at as one of the more important minerals to a healthy life, more than 300 enzymes and thousands of biochemical functions in the body say otherwise. Magnesium is in essence frequently treated as a deficiency instead of regulating before it gets to that level.… Read More Health Benefits: Magnesium
Wondrous Welfares of Epsom Salt Many households have their share of Epsom Salt under the cabinet, above the laundry machine, or wherever else they keep their magic cleaning and healing tools. The list of benefits of Epsom Salt literally can go on and on. There are some people that don’t understand the difference between Epsom… Read More Epsom Salts & Why Every Household Should Have Them
Do you know what additives are in your vitamins? Have you ever noticed that when you look at your supplemental vitamins, most of the time they come in different colors? Well many times, those colors aren’t related to the actual vitamins themselves. In fact, most of the time, vitamin companies are adding in artificial colors… Read More What is in your Vitamins?
Health Benefits of Potassium Everyone thinks of potassium as soon as they start to experience cramps, which could be terribly painful, especially with a deficiency in…you guessed it, potassium! There are other great, useful benefits of potassium as well. It isn’t just a cramp-aid, although that is one of everyone’s favorite advantages. This list doesn’t… Read More Health Benefits: Potassium
Foods that Muddle with Our Digestion There are tons of food that can mess with our digestion system; knowing them and avoiding them when necessary is important. If you have a busy day or may not be near a restroom for extended periods of time, this knowledge can be extra crucial and noteworthy to recollect.… Read More Foods That Muddle With Our Digestion
Foods to Avoid Before/During a Date – No Bloating Here! There are actually foods out there that cause more bloating than others. Knowing these will let you know which ones to avoid. This can be helpful on a day to day basis, but especially helpful on date-night or when you’re wearing a tight-fitting outfit. Not… Read More No Bloating Here – Foods To Avoid
Dairy Milk vs. Other Milks There are many different types of milk on the market today. While each person has their own preference, there are actually quite a few advantages and disadvantages to each one! Some of the different milks we will talk about today are: Cow’s Milk, Rice Milk, Almond Milk, and Soy Milk.… Read More Dairy Milk vs. Other Milks
What Foods To Consume & Avoid If You Suffer With Inflammation 1. Keep It Simple Although no diet is proven to cure or treat psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or other inflammatory conditions, you can choose foods that will help with it. Go for items that haven’t been highly processed. You want ones that are still close to… Read More Is Inflammation A Problem? Avoid These Foods
Cruelty Free Brands Can you believe it is already Fall??! 2017 is flying bye! The past few years there has been a ton of controversy around animal testing. Any animal lover, myself included, can understand the outrage with brands that still support animal testing. When I’m looking at new household products and/ or beauty products… Read More Cruelty Free Brands
Probiotics Are What?! I am sure by now most of you have heard of Probiotics – this fast growing “trendy” food product is well worth the hype! Here in Los Angeles, it seems like you can’t go an hour without hearing someone mention how they just had a Kombucha … well that is one form… Read More Health Benefits: Probiotics
Is It Possible to Take Too Many Supplements? The basic answer to this is – Absolutely. In fact, it is possible to take too much of anything. Even water. But that is another article, maybe even coming soon. As for supplements, there is a daily dosage for everyone, and one singular supplement shouldn’t be pushed… Read More Is It Possible to Take Too Many Supplements?
Health Benefits: Essential Oils Essential oils are all over the internet these days, but what’s the big hype? Well let me tell ya! Due to the fact that essential oils lack fatty acids they aren’t considered oils. Now that I’ve really confused you let me break it down – essential oils are distilled from plants… Read More Health Benefits: Essential Oils
Vitamin D One of the most essential vitamins to your body is Vitamin D! As we all get older, certain things become more of a risk. Some of those risks include: osteoporosis, osteomalacia, type 1 diabetes, and certain cancers. Believe it or not, but these perils are each linked to a Vitamin D deficiency! Some… Read More Health Benefits: Vitamin D
Staying Organized + Staying Sane With A Full Schedule For those of you that don’t know I am a mom of 3 beautiful daughters and both my husband and I have a full time job so as you can imagine, we stay pretty busy! It is easy to get behind when we don’t stick to… Read More Staying Organized With A Full Schedule
Newest Workout Watches To The Market So What Do They Do? The newest thing in weight loss is the smartwatch. Yeah, you heard me correctly! People are saying bye bye to their scales & giving up on watching the pounds to start tracking healthier habits like heart rate, distance ran, and how many steps you… Read More Are Smartwatches The New Scale?
Marvelous Rewards of Green Tea Although many drink coffee like it is magic in the morning, a substantially beneficial alternative is Green Tea. Don’t get crazy, I am not recommending you forget about coffee, I’m not highly impractical! Really though, Green Tea has a ton of benefits that I’d like to throw out there to… Read More Green Tea Benefits
Lemon Water, Should It Be The First Thing You Drink? Lemon water is a big topic… is it best in the morning? Is its sole purpose to flavor your water? Does it offer any health benefits? We are going to get into all these questions so don’t you worry! The Benefits: Boosts Your Mood… Read More Lemon Water, Should It Be The First Thing You Drink?
The Paleo Diet With how many people that are into fitness and diet in today’s society, you can be sure to find a vast variety of different plans out there. One of those is a diet plan that dates way back to pre-agricultural days, the Paleolithic Diet, or more commonly known as the Paleo Diet.… Read More The Paleo Diet
Cold Brew Coffee A beverage that has been gaining more popularity in society as of late is Cold Brew Coffee. What are the real differences between this and, well, regular coffee? More importantly, how major are the differences between Cold Brew and Starbucks or other prevalent brands on the market? Let’s dig in and find… Read More Cold Brew Coffee
Is the Body Mass Index (BMI) Being Phased Out? Have you ever thought about the current universal method of measuring a person’s body fat? It is the Body Mass Index, or BMI that is being used, and has been used since the 1800’s. Nothing has really changed within that subject, and it is still being… Read More Is the Body Mass Index (BMI) Being Phased Out?
Everyday Food Alternatives for a Healthier YOU Before eating a certain food, do you ever glance over the Nutrition Facts? It’s a great habit to get into, especially to know exactly what is going into your body. Most people in America eat very similar meals and dishes. I don’t mean eating the same thing multiple… Read More Everyday Food Alternatives for a Healthier YOU
Why Do You Feel The Way You Do? Neuroscientists Explain Exactly Why You Feel The Way You Do Day in and day out, neuroscientists are studying the brain. More specifically, many are studying what creates emotions, and what controls such things. Most people today tend to think that a happiness quote online or an article… Read More Why Do You Feel The Way You Do?
Charcoal & Detoxing… How Are They Correlated? Could Eating Charcoal Help You Detox? In recent news, Activated Charcoal has been a headline time and time again. The thoughts of whether or not Activated Charcoal is good or bad for you, if it can whiten your teeth, if it helps your digestive system, and many other… Read More Charcoal & Detoxing… How Are They Correlated?
Time for A Sugar Detox While doing a sugar detox, the cravings are real. We all know that sugar has a toxic effect on your health, so it’s time to scale back, that way you can start feeling better immediately! One of the biggest problem with eating sugar is that when consumed, sugar actually triggers… Read More Time For A Sugar Detox
Apple Cider Vinegar aka ACV Oh, the wonders of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV). There are lists out there that say what most people use this stuff for, and then there is my list. I use it for all kinds of things, ranging from home remedies to cooking to cleaning. The uses are limitless, it doesn’t… Read More Apple Cider Vinegar
Did Belly Fat Creep Up On You? Most of the time, belly fat grows slowly over the years and gets increasingly more noticeable as the time goes on; if you don’t control it, of course. Other times, it can creep up on you in a faster than normal manner, and here are some reasons why!… Read More Did Belly Fat Creep Up On You?
Fitness Apps I Just Love No matter where we are or what we are doing, we almost always have our phones close by! There are so many wonderful apps available on our cell phones these days; have you ever considered using a fitness app to help motivate your healthy lifestyle or weight loss goals?… Read More Fitness Apps I Just Love
Health Benefits Of Flaxseeds Flaxseeds come from the Flax plant, lesser known as Linum Usitatissimum, which belongs to the Linaceae plant family. Phew. Try and say that 3 times fast. 😊. Flaxseeds have tons of nutiritional value that we should all know about. 1 ounce of these seeds contain over 6,000 mg of Omega 3’s,… Read More Health Benefits Of Flaxseeds
Green Smoothies // Nutritional Or Just Tasty? By now most of us have heard all about this green smoothie trend. Many people are consuming green smoothies daily or at the least several times a week. The common misconception is that they are good meal replacements and can “alkalize” your body. Since they are full of… Read More Green Smoothies // Nutritional Or Just Tasty?
An App for Drinking Water? It’s Not What You Think. Over the last ten years, apps went from an idea that was probably ridiculed to one of the biggest, fastest growing markets in history. There are apps for everything – business, printing, games, entertainment, movies, music, and water. Wait a second. Water? That’s right. Well,… Read More An App for Drinking Water? It’s Not What You Think.
The Purple Craze As I was scrolling through Instagram the other day, I noticed 3 out of the 4 food pictures I came across had purple foods implemented into the meal. I have always known that if it’s purple, it’s probably healthy because it’s either a fruit or a vegetable, but digging deeper lead to… Read More The Purple Craze
Are you Chia-n? Chia seeds have become a big hit over the last few years, and for good reason. They are quite healthy for you. In fact, this whole post is based around the health benefits of them. But as always, we can’t learn about what something does until we know what it is in… Read More Are you Chia-n?
All Foods Have Fluids, but How Much? Many people today have an issue separating their cravings, especially when it comes to food vs. water. Usually, when you are really, really thirsty, it is obvious that your body is craving water. However, when you are at the beginning stages of dehydration (which many people are on… Read More All Foods Have Fluids, but How Much?
Protein – How Much and What Kind? I get asked time and time again, “Kim, how much protein should I be consuming post-workout?” or, “ what kind of protein powder should I use if I am trying to slim down?” These are both great questions among many others. One thing to remember with protein is… Read More Protein – How Much and What Kind?
Succulents: Newest Skincare Trend Ever receive a plant as a gift? Oh yeah and forget to water it for a while, run over to it randomly to check on it, and notice that it is still very much alive… those are most likely succulents. These desert thriving plants have the beauty industry going crazy right… Read More Succulents: Newest Skincare Trend
Coconut Oil // Best Friend Or Worst Enemy? Not long ago, some news was shared from the American Heart Association (AHA) that sent shock waves throughout the health & wellness community. Coconut Oil might not be the miracle worker everyone has been claiming it to be for the past year. All over the internet… Read More Coconut Oil // Best Friend Or Worst Enemy?
How Important Is A Balanced Diet? It’s Friday and I know that most of us tend to slack on our super strict diet over the weekend; you know like binge eating carbs, sugary foods, and basically all those items on our “not to eat” list. Well how about a better plan?! Let’s chill out… Read More How Important Is A Balanced Diet?
Catching Up On Zzz’s Could Help Your Overall Health Hope you all had an awesome weekend!! You ready for another kickass week? Are you getting enough sleep? Do you live in a noisy neighborhood? Your hormones rely on a solid sleep schedule so don’t throw them for a loop with minimal hours of sleep and… Read More Catching Up On Zzz’s Could Help Your Overall Health
Kale: Does This Superfood Have A Bad Side? Kale is everywhere right now … in our skincare products, on our clothing, in our smoothies, and at every trendy dinning spot. Is Kale as good as we are lead to believe, or is there a bad side to this superfood? The Good Are you in need… Read More Kale: Does This Superfood Have A Bad Side?
Kombucha: The Miracle Drink I am obsessed with Kombucha- the taste, the health benefits, and the simplicity of this drink! This is not a new trend; Kombucha has been around for thousands of years. Yesss recently it has become ever so popular in the states, but it was around as far back as 300 BC. What… Read More Kombucha: The Miracle Drink
Women and Heart Disease Heart disease is something that both men and women need to watch out for! Though we often hear more about the connection between men and heart disease, heart disease is the top killer of women here in the United States. This deadly disease has many different factors to it and can… Read More Women and Heart Disease
Meditation Apps That Are Trending Before I get started, let’s talk about meditation and why you should start participating in this activity DAILY! Meditation… but why? Meditation can improve your life by reducing stress, improving your concentration, increasing self-awareness, slowing down the aging process, increasing happiness… just to name some of it’s benefits! By setting… Read More Meditation Apps That Are Trending
Sparkling Water & Hydration If you follow me on social media than you are familiar with my latest #MindfulEatingChallenge , operation increase our daily water consumption! Water is the key to a healthy and happy body… yeah it’s honestly that easy! Want to loose weight? Drink water. Want clear skin? Drink water. Want to… Read More Sparkling Water & Hydration
Health Benefits of Carrots Carrots can be a yummy snack or a great additive to any meal, but what do they really do for your body? Are multi-colored carrots better than the popular orange carrots we see at the store? No, they both carry the same amount of beneficial nutrients our body needs. With my… Read More Health Benefits of Carrots
Vitamin D // Health Benefits & More Vitamin D is a hormone that helps your body to absorb some very important nutrients we get from food & sunlight. The consumption of Vitamin D is vital in ensuring your body’s other nutrients get the boosts they need. Being deficient in Vitamin D will leave your cells… Read More Vitamin D // Health Benefits & More
Water & Dehydration Now that Summer is here, it’s time to start planning beach and lake trips! Yay! Here in LA, the beaches are closer than the lakes, so it’s mostly beach days for me. For those of you beach bums, surfers, hodads (pretend surfers), and even infrequent beach-goers, the weather is often overcast, and… Read More Water & Dehydration
Coffee As Sunscreen…? We all know coffee as being a delicious caffeinated beverage that we start our day with, but there is something more exciting. Coffee has a tone of benefits that most aren’t aware of. It can be used as an exfoliate, highly caffeinated beverage, to lower the risk of heart attacks or strokes,… Read More Coffee As Sunscreen… ?
Benefits Of Tea Now, I know that Tea isn’t as prominent a beverage in North America as it is in other parts of the world, but it is a fast-growing trend, and for good reason! There are many varieties of Tea, including herbal, green, black, oolong, etc.; each of which have their own blends and… Read More Benefits Of Tea
Everything We Love About Summer Happy First Day Of Summer!!! Summer is finally here and that means warm, warm, warm weather… oh yeah and no school for the kiddos! Feeding the family that now has endless amounts of free time on their hands while you still go into work can get a little overwhelming. I’ve… Read More Everything We Love About Summer
pH Water The water in today’s market is vast and everchanging. There are soooo many different options to choose from…tap water, bottled water, jugs of water, filtered water, etc. I can go on and on like Bubba from Forrest Gump. Each has their own flavor, and most have different nutrients, but perhaps the principal, chief… Read More pH Water
Currently on Anti-Inflammatories … well make sure your diet isn’t messing with the results! Anti-Inflammatory Foods Have you ever had an injury where you have to take anti-inflammatory medications? Or maybe you are clumsy and continuously hurt yourself by stubbing a toe on the bed post or running into a door at night. Either way,… Read More The Proper Diet When Taking Anti-Inflammatory Medications?
Do You Drink Almond Milk? Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Vs. Pacific Organic Almond Milk There are a few different brands of Almond Milk that are getting big and others that are growing. Knowing the different between them is important considering they all have different ingredients and nutrients that are necessary to replace those in dairy.… Read More Almond Milk: Blue Diamond vs. Pacific Organic